Living with a serious lung disease can be difficult. We hope you find these resources helpful.
American Lung Association
This non-profit educates patients, funds research and advocates on behalf of lung disease patients. The website includes information on an extensive list of lung diseases, including cancer, asthma, and chronic pulmonary obstructive disease (COPD). There are registered nurses and registered respiratory therapists available to provide physician referrals, as well as answer your questions about specific diseases, treatment options, insurance, medication, and more. You can call 800-548-8252 (Monday – Friday, 7 am – 9 pm, Central Time), submit a question on-line, or chat on-line. Information is available on-line in Spanish.
National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute
This government run website provides extensive information on heart, blood vessel, lung and blood conditions. The site includes information on tests and procedures, as well as educational videos. Some of the information is available on-line in Spanish.